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Most immigrants outpace Americans when it comes to education — with one big exception

A new study shows that most newcomers to this country and their descendants earn degrees beyond high school but some Hispanics still lag behind

Gang graffiti on a fence in suburban Long Island.

Trump’s solution for the MS-13 gang will only make it stronger

Police and educators have begged for help for schools, not more immigration crackdowns

“I had moments last semester when I didn’t want to study anymore. I thought: I’ll just work my job and get paid, and that’s it,” said Zuleima Dominguez, a student at Hunter College.

Undocumented high schoolers work long hours, putting college further out of reach

Working to support themselves and their families through the high school years hits undocumented teens disproportionally hard. Three young people describe their paths to higher education.

Juan Belman, age 24, 2017 graduate of University of Texas at Austin.

STUDENT VOICES: DACA students worry about ‘really tough times’ ahead

‘We don’t know where our futures are going,’ as Washington debates whether to continue program for undocumented immigrant children

Counting DACA students

It is estimated that half of the people eligible for DACA are enrolled in high school or college

Attacking DACA during a national tragedy is divisive and un-neighborly

Citizenship is so much more than a piece of paper

PODCAST: Faces of the Shadow Class

College Dreamers in Trump's America


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Rising popularity of dual-language education could leave Latinos behind

In D.C., native English speakers clamor for a program once designed for Latino immigrants. Who should get priority?

PODCAST: How four immigrant families and one lawsuit changed education in America

The fight for free education for undocumented students